Eric Church is currently on the road for his Gather Again tour, but he and his San Antonio fanbase will have to “get together again” another time. This week, he canceled his Saturday night headlining show so he and his family could watch the NCAA Final Four basketball game.

In one message to viewers via Ticketmaster, Eric acknowledges fans’ disappointment at having to give up their chance to see the show.

“It’s the most selfish thing I’ve asked the choir to do: drop your Saturday night plans with us so that I can enjoy this moment with my family and my sports community,” the singer explained.

Of course, it’s not just any basketball match. This is the first time in history that Eric’s beloved home team, the North Carolina Tar Heels, has met rivals, the Duke Blue Devils, in the Final Four.

“As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve seen Carolina and Duke fight over the years, but to see them face off in the Final Four for the first time in NCAA tournament history. is every sports fan’s dream,” Eric continues. .

Ticket holders were automatically refunded through the point of sale.

Eric’s Gather Again Tour Continue April 9 in New Orleans.

Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.